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HHS Secretary Makes Pitch For Health Law Enrollment In Columbus

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, greets Columbus social service leaders. She spoke to a news conference at the Main library to urge Central Ohioans to sign up or re-enroll in
13, 2014

The nation’s top health care official stopped in Columbus Thursday promising consumers that sign-ups on the federal healthcare exchange will go much better this year. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, says she’s hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s website meltdown at that caused enrollment delays.

State Program Helps Vets Transition To Farm Fields

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November 13, 2014

This Veterans Day, amid the parades and ceremonies, a new agricultural initiative was launched in Ohio. It strives to give a marketing edge to soldiers who’ve exchanged their uniforms for farm boots.

Senate Panel Approves Kasich’s Pick To Lead Health Department

Rick Hodges is a Republican former state lawmaker and the former head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
November 13, 2014

The nomination of Rick Hodges, who’s not a doctor, moves on to the full Senate after clearing a committee on Wednesday.

Columbus Zoo Sends $10,000 To West African Sanctuary

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13, 2014

The Columbus Zoo has sent emergency funds to help a struggling chimpanzee sanctuary in the Ebola ravaged country of Sierre Leone.

Columbus Unveils Plan To Reduce Infant Deaths

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Columbus Council president Andrew Ginther looks on as a logo is unveiled for the city's effort to reduce infant mortality. The program was announced at St. Stephens in South Linden.
12, 2014

Columbus lags other major cities in what is considered a key measure of community health. More infants die before their first birthday in Columbus. Wednesday city leaders unveiled a plan to reduce infant deaths.

Ohio Air Base Crew No Longer Monitored For Ebola

Several Ohio airman who delivered supplies to West Africa no longer will be monitored for Ebola symptoms.
11, 2014

Ohio airmen no longer have to be monitored for Ebola virus.

Study Finds Detergent Pods Can Pose Risk to Children

This colorful detergent pod can be mistaken by small children as candy or a fruit drink.
10, 2014

A new study has found that detergent pods can pose a serious health risk to young children.

Family Homeless On The Rise In Central Ohio

Officials say they plan to research local homeless families and the system currently in place to help them.
November 10, 2014

Figures released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed the number of homeless families across the country had decreased by 15 percent since 2010. But estimates show family homelessness in the Columbus area increased by 7.6 percent during that time.

OSU Dedicates New James Cancer Hospital

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The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
8, 2014

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Friday to mark the dedication of Ohio State’s new James Cancer Hospital. The $750 million facility is now the third largest cancer hospital in the U.S.

Dallas Nurse Who Caught Ebola: ‘I’m Not Careless’

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Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson who flew to Cleveland has recovered from Ebola.
November 6, 2014

The Dallas nurse who flew on a commercial jet before being diagnosed with Ebola says she wasn’t careless or reckless.